There’s a nice group on Flickr where people from all around the world add to the pool of photos of Istanbul that I’ve been following for years. Here are some of the recent cool ones that we picked for you.
11.000 years old! – that’s 6 more than the Egyptian pyramids.
Both very personal experiences of years spent abroad and locals sharing their Istanbul-lifestyle with the world or creating a blog that answers travelers’ questions about Istanbul into the tiniest detail.
Istanbul (as many other parts of Turkey) is currently Turkish land but it is not necessarily full of Turks. And then again, who are Turks? That’s a nice question to ask…
Turkish people often use old, wise sayings in order to make the best possible decisions to avoid sticky situations. Proverbs and their affect on people’s day-to-day decisions are very strong in Turkey.
Each offers something unique and different, but all will give you a great perspective into Istanbul’s culture.
Müzeyyen Senar (born 1918) is a Turkish classical music performer. Her voice and style has inspired so many other musician…
Turkish coffee. I’m sure you’ve heard that word tossed around once or twice. So what makes it different? What makes it special? What makes it, well, Turkish?
Aydın Büyüktaş did it again. Istanbul looks beautiful in so many ways. We said that so many times. Loving it…
n travel or in our daily lives we pass by others, forgetting that all the people we interact with are just like us…
It is about more than seeing, visiting, picture-taking and observing; it is about doing. Don’t just watch the movie, be the movie (or at least be in it).
While researching potential non-profit partners for The Other Tour in Istanbul, I came across TOFD (Turkiye Omurilik Felclileri Dernegi, or, The Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey). They dedicate themselves to protecting and improving the educational, occupational, legal, economic, social and cultural rights and benefits as well as ensuring employment, social integration and applicability of human rights for people who have suffered spinal cord paralysis. Established an entity though TOFD is, it still has trouble finding volunteers to assist with their numerous projects, even for just an hour or two a day.
Some might seem a little over the top, but we have done our homework and they are all correct, arright?! These facts might actually come in very handy as conversation starters if you ever want to chat up some Turkish people.
When you’re not in the mood for an extended sit-down, but you still desire some awesome flavor and fulfilling eats…
Most Istanbul tourism guidebooks (and guides themselves) offer you a pretty generic list of what to do in Istanbul. The majority of their suggestions center on Sultanahmet and, if you didn’t know better, you’d probably think that that was all that there is to this city.
For 28 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul to swim across two different continents?